Tickets & Events

My People Film Series – Short Films Night

Presented by Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Hector: Lost Souls with Switchblades
Directed by Jeff Compton (15 min, 2012)

A Short Film. Modern day hooligans who style themselves as a Retro 50s gang bully a loner who shows up at their bar. Pompadours, vintage cars, tattoos and booze surround the switchblade toting hoodlum, the sexy risk taking girl he wants and the mysterious gender bending stranger named Hector, as they battle over love and territory. Hector stars Kiyomi McClosky of the Showtime reality series, The Real LWord and the band Hunter Valentine, with Jose Maldonado of Sweet & Tender Hooligans as Floyd the Bartender.

Barrio Boy
Directed by Dennis Shinners (8 min, 2013)

A Latino barber secretly falls in love with a handsome Irish stranger over the course of a cut during a hot and sweaty summer afternoon in a macho Brooklyn hood.

Now in its sixth season, My People: A Film Series in Color explores the lives and experiences of LGBTQ people of color with award-winning films, performances, and discussion. Inspired by Billy Strayhorn’s life, My People connects the rich history and contributions made by generations of LGBTQ people of color.

Event Details

My People: A Film Series in Color – Short Films Night
Tuesday, November 18 :: 8 PM, 7:30 PM Mixer with complementary drinks & light refreshments
The Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave :: Map

These films references sexually explicit content that may not be suitable for children under the age of 18, or without parental supervision.